• Assistant Professor, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Research Summary

My research program integrates principles from exercise science and sports nutrition across the cancer continuum to optimize body composition, physical function and conditioning, and improve related biomarkers linked with cancer risk and progression.


  • Bachelors of Science, Nutrition Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Master of Science, Nutrition Science, minor in Exercise Science, University of Tennessee
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Science, Exercise Oncology, Clinical Cancer Prevention , University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


After completing my M.S. in Nutrition Science and Dietetic Internship at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), I worked full time as a Pediatric Dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore, MD). This experience confirmed my interest in exercise and disease and inspired me to return to school full-time to pursue a PhD in Kinesiology. My PhD experience confirmed my interest in pursuing a career in cancer research, and thus I pursued postdoctoral training in cancer research and now hold a dual-appointment with the Huntsman Cancer Institute in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, and the University of Utah in the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

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